Crews tackle large bus fire on West Gate Bridge

Monday, 10 July 2023 at 9:38 am

UPDATE: 10 July 10:00PM

FRV can now confirm that there were two passengers travelling on the bus, along with the driver, who all self-evacuated before crews arrived and were unharmed.

Monday 10 July 8:00PM

Five FRV crews quickly extinguished a significant bus fire on the West Gate Bridge on Monday night.

The fire, on the outbound lane, was reported at 5.54pm. 

Firefighters arrived on scene within eight minutes. 

Upon arrival, crews found the vehicle fully alight. 

Firefighters worked together to attack the fire, extinguishing it within 20 minutes of arrival.

The bus was powered by a diesel engine.

The cause of the incident will be investigated.

Victoria Police attended the scene to manage traffic.

At 7.30pm the bus was being towed, to open up more lanes of traffic.